It looks pretty certain that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will be making his way to the States in 2018. As a legitimate 2-way player – talented as a hitter or pitcher – fantasy leagues must decide how he is going to fit into their roster structure.
The upcoming Baseball Forecaster devotes an entire page to Ohtani, scouting him as both hitter and pitcher, and providing...
The final BABS ratings for 2017 have been posted to the database. Site members have access to that now.
While I am working on the Baseball Forecaster (order now!), things will continue to be quiet here. However, if you have any insights about the 2017 season – and... Read More
The final in-season update of the BABS database is posted now. Read More
The following passage begins "Simulators," the introduction to the 2012 Baseball Forecaster:
"As fantasy owners, we take pride in our ability to assess baseball players and to project their performance. Our success in piloting our teams to titles and money finishes demonstrates our prowess at these skills.
But it really... Read More
In many leagues, free agents are awarded to teams in reverse order of the standings. This is intended to promote some measure of parity during the season and keep all teams engaged.
The practice is common and helps a league's bottom-dwellers stay competitive despite encountering bad luck, particularly if... Read More
She's my mistress, I know.
Many of us have found great value in BABS, but we have also been trying to make her into someone else. We're not satisfied with all that she provides us; we need her to give us more. It took me a few weeks in the... Read More